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PSALM xviii. 23. I was also upright before him, I kept my self from Iniquity.
DOCTRINE I. W E should all endeavour to be upright before
God. Heb..ovpn 1. Wherein doth our Uprightness confift? . 1. In the Integrity of our Profession, 2 Tim.
iii. s. and ii. 19. Ezek.xxxiii 1. 2. The Sincerity of our Intentions, intend
ing in all things sincerely
2. To glorify God, 1 Cor. x. 31.
1. Love, Cant.i.4.
5. Desire, Pf. xlii. I. and lxxiii. 25.
fation: MOTIYE S. 1. Herein confifteth our Likeness to GOD,
PS. xxv. 8, and xcii. 15. 2. It's pleasing to GOD, Prov. xi. 20. 3. Not only their Persons, but Performances,
are acceptable to him, Prov. xv. 8.
2. To give them good things, Frov. xxviii.
10. 3. To with-hold no good from them, Pf.
lxxxiv. II. and xxxiv.9,10. . 4. He will shew them his Salvation, Pf.
5. To dwell in his Presence, Pf. cxl. 13. IỊ. We should also endeavour to keep our felves from our Iniquity. 1. What are we to understand by our Iniqui
ties, or how may any Sin be termed ours? 1. GOD made Man upright, Ecclef. vii. 29. 2. Man made himself a Sinner. 3. Hence he is naturally inclined to Sin in
general, more than to Holiness, Eccles.
viii. il. 4. But there is some Sin that every one of us
is more particularly inclined to thau 0
others, Heb. xii. 1. arising either from, !, Our Complexion. 2. Calling. 3. Condition.
4. Or Custom. 5. This Sin that we are thus particularly in
clined to, we may well call our Sin. 2. How may we know it? 1. That Sin which thy Thoughts run most
upon, that's thy Sin, as Abab, 1 Reg.
xxi. 14. 2. That Sin which thou intendest principal
ly, and endeavoureft most after." 3. That Sin which GOD hath plagued thee
for, and yet thou wilt not refrain from.
Thus Ambition was Pbaraob's Sin.
resolved against, and yet art overtaken
PSA L. xxvii. 1. The Lord is my light, and my falvation, whom hall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom (ball I be afraid?
GOD, 0178, 1798 and 17176 which is ,
Names himself hath given himself.
2. .71771.The Being of all Beings, not
only the Basis, but the very Being of